Two letters of support sent to Ross Rebagliati during his marijuana/gold medal controversy at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics in Japan. Ross Rebagliati won the first ever gold medal for snowboarding in an Olympic Games. One letter is was kept in a large yellow envelope which had a newspaper photograph of Ross Rebagliati taped to it.
These files contain documents, concept plans, maps, and architectural drawings relating to the development of Whistler Village and base area facilities. These items were created by Eldon Beck and his associates during the planning stages of Whistler Village.
Please note: Some records could not be found in the location guide.
Photographs of an exploratory trip in the mountains around Alta Lake to search for a suitable location for a ski hill. The group of four men comprised of George Bury, George Eisenschimmel, Howard Hamil (all from the Holyburn Ski Club on the North Shore) and a guide, whose name has been forgotten. They explored around Cheakamus Lake, Black Tusk, Garibaldi Lake, and the Barrier. The group were dropped off by float plane on Cheakamus Lake and exited down the Barrier. They then hiked to the rail line, where they flagged down the Pacific Great Eastern train to Squamish, and then took the boat back to Vancouver. The ski hill plans were never carried out due to the interruption of the Second World War.
Items donated by Allan Waisman, of Waisman Dewar Macdonald planning, including a laminated booklet titled "Whistler Village / A Resort Community," which was the first official plan for Whistler Village.
Proposal for the "Construction of Crosscountry ski trails in the Lost Lake Municipal Park". Prepared and submitted by Alta Lake Sports Club. The proposal went ahead, although not to the exact specifications in this document. Also includes a double sided map. Side one is a "Whistler area map" scale 1 : 50,000. Side two is a sketched map by Trevor Roote detailing where the proposed trails should be built. Scale 3/4" = 500 ft. Also includes blueprint for the "Ski Support facilities" which were never built. Scale 1/8" = 1'. DSN. N. Petrescu, 25 Jan, 1980.
Architectural plans for Rainbow Park by landscape architect Tom Barratt, including: 2 copies of the master plan, scale 1:300, Jul 19, 1988 1 copy of section elevations, Jul 19, 1988 1 copy of the preliminary base map, scale 1:500
Photographs from the Freakers' Ball. The photographs were taken at three different Freakers' Balls: in 1975, when it was held in the Mount Whistler Lodge; in 1976, when it was held in the Christiana Inn, and in 1977, when it was held in the Keg.
Inspired by a Doctor Hook song of the same name, the Freakers’ Ball was held in Whistler for four successive years during the full moon of spring solstice, beginning in 1974. At a time when Whistler’s entertainment was somewhat limited, the Freakers’ Ball filled the gap, bringing the entire valley together to celebrate. It was also a chance for the girls (and the boys) to dress up in something more glamorous than ski boots. The dress code was "formally insane and insanely formal", and people wore everything from evening dress to cavalier costumes to a gorilla suit. One partygoer even jumped out of a cake wearing nothing but body paint.